First, we must report sad news. As a result of ischemic heart disease, Daisuke Sat? has left our mortal world. The disease interrupted his life him on March 22, 2017. He was just 52. The original manga can't be extended with more volumes without its author. We pay tribute to the author for his work. But still, the manga contains enough material for a second season of the anime. Season 1 covered just four volumes; three more left.
We need thereby only one book, to create another season of the anime. Without a doubt, no one might manage to cope with this job better than the author. However, this is a widespread practice to add more new volumes to the current story, isn't it? In that case, we could get another season of Highschool of the Dead, with the only difference, its finale. After all, someone would have to meet the demand caused by the hordes of fans.
Highschool of the Dead was a fan favorite. Millions of viewers were striving to figure out the possible ending of the story. On MyAnimeList, the anime has a score of 7.40/10 based on over 464,700 votes. On IMDB, H.O.T.D. holds the same rating > 8,200 votes. At the same time, the subscribers of the online video streaming service Hulu have evaluated the post-apocalyptic anime at 4.7 out of 5 stars ~ 15,300 votes. Given the popularity of the anime series, among the target audience, the sequel could become a commercial success.
Thus, even if Madhouse doesn't want to produce another installment of H.O.T.D., why A-1 Pictures or White Fox can't cope with the job? After all, Highschool of the Dead is a tidbit for Netflix. To be honest, Netflix possesses enough resources to revive the franchise. Perhaps you are not aware of the fact that the global broadcaster invested $8 billion this year, to extend its library. The most curious is that Netflix was about to spend the most of the money to produce 30 anime series. You may have watched some of these masterpieces, such as B: The Beginning and A.I.C.O.: Incarnation.
On the other hand, there are plenty of animation studios in Japan as well as in the US capable of producing the anime of proper quality. But, it seems that none of them is capable of hearing the voice of the fans. It's a pity! The franchise seems to be dead, unfortunately. It appears that no one possesses the ability to revive it. We just may pray, crossing the fingers, hoping that someone at Netflix, responsible for a decision, could pay attention to H.O.T.D. Of course, this chance looks foggy, doubtful, and unlikely. In fact, little depends on us. As you may see, the petition managed to gain just a few subscribers. Here is another example, pointing out the same result.
H.O.T.D. SummaryIf you have not seen this post-apocalyptic anime yet, or want to reconstruct in your memory the events of the past, please read a brief overview of Highschool of the Dead below.
H.O.T.D. is a typical zombie apocalypse series taking place in Japan. As a result of the deadly pandemic, the hordes of walking dead flooded the streets of a small Japanese town. A small group of students managed to survive the apocalypse, and they are trying escape, facing squads of zombies in the way. The students found themselves trapped amid fierce monsters who attack them.
It seems that the situation is hopeless, and the guys may rely just on themselves. Their mission, thereby, is to reach the elementary school somehow, the place, which is considered to be their shelter. It's too complicated to accomplish this task while encountering zombies at every turn. Besides, the world is torn apart, and most of the people went out the boundaries of morale. The students can't fully realize who are their friends but who in turn are the enemies. Additionally, they are forced to kill all the people turned into walking dead, including their friends. The way is full of traps and unexpected dangers. But the goal is to survive the zombie apocalypse.